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Fitzgerald F. Scott All the Sad Young Men

First Edition Prices, Values and Auction Results

Unrealized dreams and impossible love permeate this collection of thirteen short stories by American writer F. Scott Fitzgerald. This 3rd anthology of stories was published in 1926 in the wake of Fitzgerald’s successful novel The Great Gatsby. Published by Scribner’s (New York), this anthology contains the stories “Rich Boy” and “Winter Dreams.” The pictorial jacket with an illustration of a pouty woman holding a ball was designed by Cleon. A signed first edition can command $40,000 at auction. Copies in good condition with a dust jacket and unsigned can still attract a price at auction of around $5000.  Poor condition first editions are available for $100-$200.

We collected a sample of 24 auction results of Fitzgerald, F. Scott's All the Sad Young Men from 3 different auction houses. The lowest overall price realized in our sample was $120 and the highest overall price realized was $39000. The overall average price was $4150 and the median price realized for the book was $1790. There were 9 auctions (45%) with a price realized below the low estimate, 5 auctions (25%) exceeding the high estimates, and 6 auctions (30%) within the range of the low and high estimates. Auctions of interest include: a PBA sale on July 14, 2016 of a 1926 - Scribner's edition for $390 that described as "very good"; a Bonhams sale on December 09, 2015 of a 1926 - Scribner's edition for $3500 that earliest issue jacket; a Swann sale on November 21, 2013 of a 1926 - Scribner's edition for $438 that first issue; a Swann sale on October 16, 2008 of a 1926 - Scribner's edition for $22800 that with an inscription from author; a PBA sale on December 13, 2007 of a 1926 - Scribner's edition for $39000 that with an inscription and drawing by the author; a PBA sale on January 26, 2006 of a 1926 - Scribner's edition for $5400 that described as "in an about fine and rare jacket"; a Swann sale on November 22, 2005 of a 1926 edition for $6000 that with an inscription from author; a PBA sale on December 06, 2001 of a 1926 - Scribner's edition for $450 that described as "near fine";

Recent Auction Results:

Auction House Auction Date Author Title City Publisher Year Estimate Sale Price Auction Page Other Copies
PBA July 14, 2016 Fitzgerald, F. Scott. All the Sad Young Men New York Scribner's 1926 $300-$500 $390 PBA Copies for Sale
Swann May 18, 2016 Fitzgerald, F. Scott. All the Sad Young Men New York Scribner's 1926 $1800-$2500 $1500 Swann Copies for Sale
Bonhams December 9, 2015 Fitzgerald, F. Scott. All the Sad Young Men New York Scribner's 1926 - $3500 Bonhams Copies for Sale
Bonhams April 13, 2015 Fitzgerald, F. Scott. All the Sad Young Men New York Scribner's 1926 - $1625 Bonhams Copies for Sale
PBA July 31, 2014 Fitzgerald, F. Scott. All the Sad Young Men New York Scribner's 1926 $3000-$5000 $2040 PBA Copies for Sale
Swann June 19, 2014 Fitzgerald, F. Scott. All the Sad Young Men New York Scribner's 1926 $1800-$2500 $2375 Swann Copies for Sale
PBA December 5, 2013 Fitzgerald, F. Scott. All the Sad Young Men New York Scribner's 1926 $250-$350 $180 PBA Copies for Sale
Swann November 21, 2013 Fitzgerald, F. Scott. All the Sad Young Men New York Scribner's 1926 $600-$900 $438 Swann Copies for Sale
Bonhams April 16, 2012 Fitzgerald, F. Scott. All the Sad Young Men New York Scribner's 1926 - $2750 Bonhams Copies for Sale
Swann April 2, 2009 Fitzgerald, F. Scott. All the Sad Young Men New York 1926 $3000-$4000 $2880 Swann Copies for Sale
Swann October 16, 2008 Fitzgerald, F. Scott. All the Sad Young Men New York Scribner's 1926 $25000-$35000 $22800 Swann Copies for Sale
PBA October 9, 2008 Fitzgerald, F. Scott. All the Sad Young Men New York Scribner's 1926 $200-$300 $120 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA December 13, 2007 Fitzgerald, F. Scott. All the Sad Young Men New York Scribner's 1926 $15000-$25000 $39000 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA December 13, 2007 Fitzgerald, F. Scott. All the Sad Young Men New York Scribner's 1926 $300-$500 $300 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA December 14, 2006 Fitzgerald, F. Scott. All the Sad Young Men New York Scribner's 1926 $300-$500 $300 PBA Copies for Sale
Swann May 25, 2006 Fitzgerald, F. Scott. All the Sad Young Men New York 1926 $800-$1200 $1955 Swann Copies for Sale
PBA January 26, 2006 Fitzgerald, F. Scott. All the Sad Young Men New York Scribner's 1926 $4000-$7000 $5400 PBA Copies for Sale
Swann November 22, 2005 Fitzgerald, F. Scott. All the Sad Young Men New York 1926 $1500-$2500 $6000 Swann Copies for Sale
Bonhams November 14, 2005 Fitzgerald, F. Scott. All the Sad Young Men New York Scribner's 1926 - $2115 Bonhams Copies for Sale
Swann September 29, 2005 Fitzgerald, F. Scott. All the Sad Young Men New York 1926 $300-$400 $201 Swann Copies for Sale
PBA June 2, 2005 Fitzgerald, F. Scott. All the Sad Young Men New York Scribner's 1926 $3000-$5000 $2700 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA June 2, 2005 Fitzgerald, F. Scott. All the Sad Young Men New York Scribner's 1926 $200-$300 $360 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA February 28, 2002 Fitzgerald, F. Scott. All the Sad Young Men New York Scribner's 1926 $200-$300 $216 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA December 6, 2001 Fitzgerald, F. Scott. All the Sad Young Men New York Scribner's 1926 $200-$300 $450 PBA Copies for Sale